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John Paul's City Girl Performed by Vancouver Symphony

Dr. John Paul's original score to the 1930 silent film City Girl will be performed by members of the Vancouver Symphony on May 18, 2014.

The concert brings City Girl, the classic silent film by F.W. Murnau filmed on location in Athena, Ore., to the big screen at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver, Wash. Oregon composer/conductor John Paul leads Eva Richey, violin; Angelika Furtwangler, viola; Dieter Ratzlaf, cello and Igor Shakhman, clarinet in the live performance accompanying the film screening. General admission is $25; $10 for students.

City Girl tells the story of beautiful Kate, a tough, hard-working Chicagoan who works at a bustling lunch counter constantly patronized by a horde of leering, demanding goons, and Lem, a naive Minnesota farm boy who is sent to the city by his father with the all-important task of selling the family's wheat crop for that year. Subsequently they fall in love and get married, much to Lem's family's chagrin, and Kate follows Lem back to the wheat fields of Minnesota trying to gain acceptance from Lem's family and adjust to life on the farm.

Dr. Paul's original score to City Girl premiered at the 2009 Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival at Marylhurst University.

John Paul is a faculty member in the Department of Music. He is active writing music for the concert hall as well as film and videogames. His interests lie in the intersection of the dramatic and architectural aspects of music.

» Listen to an interview with John Paul about Sunday's performance on All Classical's NW Previews

» Read more on VancouverSymphony.org

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